500 Series, Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Differentiation: Resolving Women's Relationship Issues
Differentiation-based therapy offers a powerful modality for resolving women's issues including emotional fusion with parents, sexual desire problems, and parenting issues with children. This workshop will illustrate collaborative confrontation with clients and maintaining a balanced alliance. Topics discussed will also include how the therapist's differentiation--especially female therapists--plays a critical role in working with female clients.
Acculturation and International Adoption: Becoming a Family
This presentation applies acculturation theory to international adoption and examines how acculturation can provide insight to therapists regarding family processes, struggles children may encounter, and the role adoptive parents play in identity development. Assessment and intervention strategies will be addressed using a case study.
Demystifying Writing for Publication in MFT
This workshop is intended for those who wish to be successful in writing for publication in the field of marriage and family therapy. We will demystify the publication process and the thinking and skills necessary for participants to be successful, published authors of scholarly MFT articles.
Engaging Male Withdrawers Using Emotionally Focused Therapy
Engaging withdrawn men in therapy is often challenging, particularly when the man is engaged in compulsive sexual behaviors such as affairs and pornography. Therapists will learn how to engage withdrawers with their own internal experience and disowned aspects of the self as well as with their partners. Therapy video from a difficult case is used to demonstrate the process.
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: Healing and the Heart: Women’s Experience of Cardiac Disease
This workshop will address the need to collaboratively address the needs of women who undergo a heart event, a leading cause of death and chronic disease for women in the United State. The biopsychosocial aspects of heart disease for women, which differs from that of men, will be explored. A medical family therapy model is used to better inform family therapists who wish to facilitate healing and optimum biopsychosocial health with this population. Presenters will offer an integration of multiple Family Therapy models and techniques during this workshop.
505 - FULL
BSFT Sets Single Moms and Their Kids Free
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), an evidenced-based practice, will be explored during this workshop. Presenters will discuss how to free single mothers and their children from dysfunctional, interactional patterns that “entrap” them in a life of personal stagnation and symptomatologies. BSFT’s innovative Diagnostic Schema and the unique BSFT Restructuring Sequence will be presented via PowerPoint presentations and DVD vignettes.
Preparing the MFT Workforce for a Changing Healthcare System
D. Russell Crane
The evolution in mental health care is upon us. As the US phases in parity between physical and mental healthcare, there is a search for options that will deliver better services for a more affordable cost with long term gains. With the advent of these changes there is a tremendous opportunity for family therapists to be a part of the healthcare system’s rebirth. However, we need to prepare our workforce to be able to capitalize on these emerging trends. This workshop will serve to help clinicians, educators, and researchers understand how to move the field forward into healthcare settings.
The Impact and Treatment of Female Sexual Pain on the Couple
For women who experience sexual pain, physical intimacy becomes a physical and emotional challenge to the couple. Participants will understand the physiological and psychological implications of female sexual pain on the couple relationship. The impact of sexual pain on sexual expression and several therapeutic methods of managing the issue of pain in the couple relationship will be explored.
WOMEN AND THE MILITARY: The Therapy Experiences of Female Combat Veterans with PTSD
This presentation will describe qualitative research concerning the experiences of female combat veterans with PTSD who reached out for therapy. The presentation will focus on what can be learned by providers, agencies, and military operations to improve access and effectiveness of treatment to female veterans suffering from PTSD.
Sitting with ORCA: Views from the Therapist’s Chair
This workshop provides a detailed examination of an innovative framework and training model of a therapist’s stance. ORCA integrates Openness, Respect, Curiosity, and Accountability to Power with therapist’s personal beliefs. Participants will explore sitting with ORCA through experiencing the view from the therapist and client chairs while exploring the impact of gendered societal roles.
510 - FULL
The STIC in Treatment: Empirically Informed Collaboration
The new frontier in MFT is how to integrate science into treatment. The Systemic Therapy Inventory for Change (STIC) System collects clients’ data online and feeds it back to therapists in real time over the Internet throughout treatment. This workshop will introduce participants to the STIC and demonstrate it’s use in practice to facilitate empirically informed and collaborative assessment, treatment planning and progress evaluation.
Intimate Betrayal: Treating Compulsive Infidelity
Infidelity is one of the most challenging clinical issues therapists face. It is even more difficult when the behavior is compulsive or when one or both partners are suffering from sexual addiction. Utilizing an in-depth case analysis, this session will examine theoretical and practical aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of infidelity where addiction is a primary consideration.
SUPERVISION TRACK: Working to Code
As supervisors, we have special responsibility for the promulgation of ethical practice. We will learn how to problem solve around legal and ethical issues brought to us in the supervisory process by using real-life material from various supervisory settings to develop a model for ethical decision-making and teaching. We will use the revised AAMFT Code of Ethics as a guide. (This workshop addresses learning objective 8.)
513 - FULL
Effective Online Therapy for Women’s Changing Roles
Online Therapy is an effective medium for helping clients with diverse family frameworks, gender roles and relationship orientations, especially clients unwilling or unable to receive traditional, face-to-face therapy. Through lecture, demonstrations and case presentations, attendees will learn Online Therapy best practices to legally and ethically better serve the growing population of clients, especially women using the Internet.
Why Teenage Girls Self-Injure: A Systemic Perspective
This presentation will explore one of the most commonly misunderstood behaviors of our time by focusing on the plight of teenage girls who cut. Participants will discover how two specific emotional elements combine to form the “perfect storm” of self-injury in female adolescents, and how only a systemic conceptualization can lead to effective treatment.
Forgotten Clients: Healing Sex Addicts' Wives
This workshop will demonstrate relational skill building interventions in the treatment of women married to men with sexual addiction. Women are routinely excluded from husbands' sex-therapy sessions, so they seek psychotherapists' services to diminish the addiction’s negative effects, and safeguard their children's well-being and their health. Interventions empower women to live a blame, guilt, and shame-free life.
WOMEN ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: Weaving Wisdom: The Evolving Role of Older Women
Participants will learn about the wise older woman, the one who accepts the challenges involved with weaving what she has learned into wisdom that may be shared. Considered will be related demographic changes in need of recognition, characteristics of the wise woman and her relationships with others, and facilitation of the ability of older women to become wisdom weavers